1. Chris Brown's 20 Biggest Billboard Hits

    September 16, 2014 2:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 Chris Brown 's talent is proven. Setting the singer's tumultuous personal history aside, Brown's musical career has been pristine since he first stepped onto the scene at age 16. Brown has made a big impact on the Billboard charts alo ...

  2. Chris Brown, 'X': Track-by-Track Review

    September 15, 2014 12:25 PM EDT 2.15 k 128 38 Who needs haters when you're your own worst enemy? Chris Brown has been a self-saboteur since his infamous 2009 assault of Rihanna -- a talent whose skill for hit singles and agile performances is only matched by his knack for cannonbal ...

  3. The Juice Podcast: Nicki Minaj, Chris Brown, Usher, Lil Wayne & More 'Ask The Juice'

    September 12, 2014 1:20 PM EDT 0 0 0 On this week’s episode of The Juice Podcast, Pop Shop editor Jason Lipshutz joins me to answer fan questions related to R&B and hip-hop. We cover topics as Nicki Minaj , Chris Brown 's stage presence, Usher 's forthcoming album, Lupe F ...

  4. Hip-Hop Moves As Strong Force for Michael Brown

    August 30, 2014 2:17 PM EDT Rappers are making their voices heard in song and on the ground in Ferguson, Mo., in the wake of Michael Brown's shooting death, channeling hip-hop's earlier roots when the genre worked as a voice for the oppressed and spoke out against ...

  5. Chris Brown’s ‘X’ Track List: Kendrick Lamar, R. Kelly, Trey Songz & More

    August 24, 2014 3:38 PM EDT 0 0 0 Chris Brown's new album will be released on Sept. 16 through RCA. Chris Brown’s long-delayed sixth album, X , will feature guest appearances from Kendrick Lamar , R. Kelly , Trey Songz , Akon and Brandy , among others. Brown has already release ...

  6. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Lil Wayne Take Top Honors at 2014 BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Awards

    August 23, 2014 2:00 AM EDT Ludacris is given President's Award at Hollywood ceremony. The 2014 BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Awards crowned Macklemore & Ryan Lewis with the Song of the Year prize, Lil Wayne with the Songwriter of the Year trophy, and Warner-TamerLane Publis ...

  7. The Top Five Artists Who Could (Successfully) Drop a Surprise Album

    August 18, 2014 11:30 AM EDT What other acts could follow Beyonce and her surprise self-titled album release last December? Well, just about anybody. But who could do it and find tremendous success — like Beyonce ? (2 million sold in the U.S., according to Nielsen SoundScan.) ...

  8. Elvis Presley & Madonna: The Day the Music Died, and Was Born

    August 16, 2014 11:05 AM EDT Today, Aug. 16, marks the date that we welcomed the Queen of Pop (happy 56th birthday!) and lost the King of Rock & Roll Today marks the date that we welcomed the Queen of Pop and lost the King of Rock & Roll. Madonna was born Aug. 16, 195 ...

  9. Drake & Lil Wayne Team Up for Big Chart Move

    August 15, 2014 9:30 AM EDT 0 0 0 The duo's tour launch -- and hot new track 'Grindin'' -- pushes Drake up the Social 50 chart. Plus: Zendaya returns and Jacob Whitesides debuts. Drake experienced notable social gains during the charting week (ending Aug. 10) as ...

  10. Watch Lil Wayne Rap Over ESPN's 'Sports Center' Theme

    August 14, 2014 7:03 PM EDT 8 1 0 It's no secret Lil Wayne loves sports and ESPN, but getting him to rap over the Sports Center  theme is new level of fan engagement. Watch: Lil Wayne Debuts 'Krazy' Video The rap icon showed up at the sports network offices in Bristol ...

  11. Watch: Lil Wayne Debuts 'Krazy' Video

    August 11, 2014 2:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 Lil Wayne teams up with long-time collaborator, director Colin Tiley for the music video to Tha Carter V single, "Krazy." The visual features different versions of Weezy in straight jackets, being dragged and questioned at an asylum. The r ...

  12. Exclusive: DJ Mustard Talks Making of '10 Summers' Album & Chart Success

    August 11, 2014 1:30 PM EDT 's most bankable hitmaker is releasing his debut album on Google Play -- for free. DJ Mustard moved into his first "I made it" house two weeks ago in Los Angeles -- the kind with its own basketball court, pool and studio for him ...

  13. Drake Gets the Best of Lil Wayne in Chicago: Live Review

    August 11, 2014 10:48 AM EDT The two YMCMB rappers battled it out video game-style in the Windy City. In front of a crowd estimated at around 25,000, Drake and Lil Wayne went toe-to-toe during their Drake vs. Lil Wayne Tour stop in the City of Wind on Sunday night, August 10. ...

  14. Watch Lil Wayne & Drake Perform New Single ‘Grindin’’ at Tour Opener

    August 09, 2014 2:36 PM EDT 0 0 0 The YMCMB rappers performed “Grindin’” just hours after the new single debuted online. Fans attending Drake and Lil Wayne’s co-headlining tour opener on Aug. 8 were treated to the first live performance of Weezy’s new Drake-assisted song “Grindin’” ...

  15. Listen to Lil Wayne's New Drake-Assisted Single

    August 08, 2014 2:31 PM EDT 5 0 0 On the kick off day of their co-headlining tour, Drake Vs. Lil Wayne , Weezy releases his latest single off Tha Carter V , titled "Grindin'." The track features both rappers breaking down their hustle, and sprinkling some boasting on ...

  16. Paris Hilton's Next DJ Tour Will Hit Clubs in Ibiza, St. Tropez, and Atlantic City, N.J.

    August 07, 2014 12:36 PM EDT 0 0 0 The hotel heiress continues her push into EDM with two club residencies and a two month tour. Paris Hilton is continuing her push as an international DJ, and kicked off a summer and fall tour on Wednesday with a show at Ibiza's club Amnesia, wh ...

  17. Nicki Minaj Explains How Beyonce's 'Flawless' Remix Came to Be

    August 04, 2014 2:19 PM EDT 1.01 k 3 2 Nicki Minaj owned this past weekend. Before releasing her second single "Anaconda" on Sunday, August 3, Nicki Minaj surprised the Barbz when appearing on the remix to Beyoncé 's "Flawless." Late Saturday, August 2, Beyo ...

  18. Drake Faces 'Ultimate Test' as a Business Mogul

    August 04, 2014 12:08 PM EDT 0 0 0 The rapper-actor is one of today’s hottest stars, but it’s early days for his business ventures. Sure, Drake dropped the No. 2 rap album of 2013 ( Nothing Was the Same ) and earned high marks this year for hosting Saturday Night Live and the ESPY Aw ...

  19. Drake Manager and OVO Founder Oliver El-Khatib Started From the Bottom, Too

    June 26, 2014 12:40 PM EDT Oliver El-Khatib rarely gives interviews. The October’s Very Own (OVO) founder and Drake co-manager, who has helped turn OVO into a global brand, isn't aloof or inarticulate -- he’s just a busy guy who prefers the spotlight to be on the a ...

  20. The Juice Podcast: Kanye West's Bonnaroo Set, Lil Wayne's Two 2014 Albums & Drake's '0 to 100'

    June 20, 2014 2:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 Also, will Frank Ocean pull a Beyoncé, and drop his sophomore album out of nowhere? The Juice Podcast discusses. On the eighth episode of The Juice Podcast, Billboard's own – Jason Lipshutz (Pop Editor) and Brad Weté (Features Editor) – join me ...

  21. Nicki Minaj, John Legend & More To Perform At 2014 BET Awards

    June 19, 2014 12:39 PM EDT 0 0 0 Tracy Morgan will not be attending the award show following his accident. He's recovering. After killing her performance at Hot 97's Summer Jam on June 1, Nicki Minaj will grace the stage at the 2014 BET Awards. The Juice Podcast 6/13/14: ...

  22. X Ambassadors & Jamie N Commons ‘Jungle’ Video: Exclusive Premiere

    June 16, 2014 9:33 AM EDT 0 0 0 Watch the exclusive premiere of the video for "Jungle," co-directed by Emile Rafael & Alex Da Kid. If “Jungle” seems familiar, you’re not wrong. Right now, the song is going strong via a string of crafty placements. X Ambassadors and J ...

  23. G-Eazy Talks 'These Things Happen' Album; Releases A$AP Ferg Collaboration

    June 10, 2014 2:10 PM EDT Sold-out shows, screaming fans, big co-signs, but still no major-label deal: Is G-Eazy the next indie rap sensation? The teenagers spy him from across a coffee shop in San Francisco's SOMA district. "Excuse me. Are you G-Eazy?" The ...

  24. Chart Moves: Idina Menzel's Remixed 'Go' Tops Dance Club Songs; Lil Wayne Extends Record

    June 06, 2014 4:26 PM EDT As previously reported, Iggy Azalea spends a second week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with "Fancy," featuring Charli XCX, while holding at No. 2 as a guest on Ariana Grande's "Problem." Plus, MAGIC! and Calvin Harris ...

  25. Lil Wayne Extends R&B/Hip-Hop Chart Record; Mariah Carey Captures Seventh No. 1

    June 05, 2014 5:11 PM EDT 0 0 0 Lil Wayne soars 48-9 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart dated June 14, with his newest single "Believe Me" featuring Drake, extending Wayne's record of the most top 10s (39) within the Nielsen BDS era (Dec. 5, 1992-present). (Drak ...

  26. Jimmy Iovine’s 'Secret iPod': How 'Jungle' Became the New Beats Song

    June 05, 2014 5:08 PM EDT While Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj and a dizzying array of the globe's biggest soccer stars are featured in the new Beats promotional film short entitled “The Game Before the Game” released today, the real star of the clip, as is the case with mo ...

  27. Lil Wayne, Pharrell & Drake to Perform at 2014 BET Awards

    June 03, 2014 2:32 PM EDT 0 0 0 Some of music's biggest names will hit the stage at this year's BET Awards. Lionel Richie, Lil Wayne, Pharrell Williams, Drake, Usher, Trey Songz and Jennifer Hudson will perform. Comedians/actors, Kevin Hart and Tracy Morgan, will also ta ...

  28. Kid Ink Sets Record For Most Weeks at No. 1 on Rap Airplay Chart

    May 22, 2014 6:04 PM EDT 2.363 k 92 0 On Rap Airplay, Kid Ink scores the record for most weeks at No. 1 as his breakout hit "Show Me," featuring Chris Brown, spends its 18th consecutive week at the top (31 million audience – down 6 percent – in the week ending May 18, a ...

  29. Jay Z Opens 40/40 Club In Atlanta Airport

    May 21, 2014 11:50 PM EDT 0 0 0 Jay Z brought his 40/40 Club to the world's busiest airport on Wednesday, with the opening the swanky bar's third location. 40/40 is open to ticketed passengers at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, according to spokeswoman ...

  30. Lil Wayne Releases 'D'usse' Song: Listen

    May 16, 2014 10:27 AM EDT 0 0 0 Lil Wayne teases his upcoming album "Tha Carter V" with a new song, "D'usse." Weezy kicks off the Lee Majors-produced song with a shout out to God and D'usse ambassador Jay Z ("Hov, fuck wit' yo boy"), re ...

  31. Tech N9ne & Atmosphere Debut on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums

    May 15, 2014 6:36 PM EDT 0 0 0 Kansas City, Mo. rapper Tech N9ne scores his second Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums No. 1 as the fifth installment of his Tech N9ne Collabos series, "Strangeulation," opens with 36,000, according to Nielsen SoundScan. His first chart-topper, th ...

  32. Rick Ross Releases Lil Wayne-Assisted 'Thug Cry' Video: Watch

    May 05, 2014 4:19 PM EDT 0 0 0 Rick Ross and Lil Wayne team up for the video to the Bawse's latest "Mastermind" single, "Thug Cry." The video follows a prisoner, played by actor Wood Harris, as he steps out of jail after serving time. Flashbacks reveas Ha ...

  33. Calvin Harris' 'Summer' Sizzles On U.K. Singles Chart, Paolo Nutini Continues Albums Streak

    May 05, 2014 5:24 AM EDT 3 0 0 Calvin Harris scored his fourth U.K. No. 1 single as a lead artist, and sixth overall, yesterday (May 4) as “Summer” (Columbia/Sony) went straight to the top.  Paolo Nutini, meanwhile, started a third straight week at the album summit “Caustic Love” ...

  34. Calvin Harris, Paolo Nutini Top U.K. Sales Charts

    May 05, 2014 5:11 AM EDT Calvin Harris scored his fourth U.K. No. 1 single as a lead artist, and sixth overall, yesterday (May 4) as “Summer” (Columbia/Sony) went straight to the top.  Paolo Nutini, meanwhile, started a third straight week at the album summit “Caustic Lov ...

  35. Justin Bieber, Lil Wayne Walk Floyd Mayweather to the Boxing Ring In Las Vegas

    May 04, 2014 12:10 PM EDT How does undefeated boxing champ Floyd Mayweather prepare for a fight these days? By palling around with Justin Bieber and Lil Wayne just minutes before stepping into the ring, apparently. ♛ pic.twitter.com/H7YJwOzb2z — Justin Bieber (@justinbieb ...

  36. Lil Wayne, Drake Team For ‘Believe Me,’ First Song From ‘Tha Carter V’: Listen

    May 03, 2014 2:01 PM EDT Less than a week after Los Angeles Lakers great Kobe Bryant helped debut the artwork for Lil Wayne’s “Tha Carter V,” the rapper has released the first single from the highly-anticipated album. Kobe Bryant Dishes Assist to Lil Wayne, Shares ‘Tha Car ...

  37. Kobe Bryant Dishes Assist to Lil Wayne, Shares ‘Tha Carter V’ Artwork

    April 29, 2014 2:02 AM EDT 0 0 0 The artwork for Lil Wayne’s “Tha Carter V” has been leaked by an unexpected source: Kobe Bryant. The L.A. Lakers great tweeted the message, “Carter V season begins #carterV” with a red and white logo. The distinctive “V” is braced by the words “Tha ...

  38. Clippers Owner Donald Sterling Bashed by Snoop Dogg, Lil Wayne, Meek Mill and Game

    April 27, 2014 11:28 AM EDT The hip-hop community is lashing out at Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling, who was identified on audio recording by TMZ as telling his girlfriend not to bring black people to basketball games. Donald sterling is the definition of racism ...

  39. Chris Brown & Friends Charge Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs

    April 03, 2014 5:48 PM EDT 0 0 0 Chris Brown's "Loyal" reaches a new peak on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, jumping 10-6 while taking home the chart's Digital and Streaming Gainer awards. With the third -- and seemingly final version -- of the song (featuring Lil Wa ...

  40. Rewinding The Charts: Billboard 200 Launches, With Harry Belafonte At No. 1

    March 24, 2014 10:05 AM EDT On this date 58 years ago, the country's premier albums chart arrived as a weekly Billboard fixture On March 24, 1956, the legendary Harry Belafonte crowned Billboard's first weekly albums chart – then billed Best Selling Pop Albums in B ...

  41. Aloe Blacc, Young Money Debut on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums

    March 20, 2014 6:20 PM EDT 0 0 0 Though Rick Ross' "Mastermind" holds onto the No. 1 spot on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums with 49,000 copies (a 73% drop, according to Nielsen SoundScan), top 10 debuts from Aloe Blacc, Young Money and Ledisi make it a busy week on the l ...

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